Developer unveils plans for derelict mill site

A consultation has been launched on plans to transform a derelict mill site in Preston.

Housing association Onward Homes is inviting residents to comment on its vision for land at Horrocks Mill, located between Queen Street and Church Street.

The plans will transform the derelict brownfield site, providing up to 380 homes and apartments in different sizes and styles, including affordable homes.

Sandy Livingstone, executive director for property at Onward, said: “The redevelopment of the Horrocks Mill site is a clear opportunity to transform a key part of the centre of Preston, one of our great northern cities and support the ambitious plans of the city council. It will ensure this disused brownfield site turns into a thriving community that provides quality affordable homes and new open spaces that will support our existing and future residents.

“Our plans for Horrocks Mill support our wider ambitions to deliver a transformative redevelopment of the area. Local feedback is important to us and we want to work with residents, community groups and elected representatives to make sure that we get these plans right. We would encourage residents to share their views with us before a planning application is submitted to the council.”

The consultation will run until June 26.

During this time, residents can view the plans and share feedback by:

Attending a public exhibition on June 17 between 10am and 3pm at Onward’s office on Arundel Place (PR1 3RN), where members of the team will be on hand to answer questions
Emailing the team at or calling 0300 555 0600
Visiting the consultation website at and completing a feedback form

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